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Free Neighbor Days

We invite our neighbors residing in the 19130 and 19121 zip codes to visit free of charge the second Sunday of every month. No reservations required!

Eastern State Penitentiary was the world’s first penitentiary—a prison designed to inspire penitence—and now operates as a museum and historic site. Neighbors are invited to come explore this unique building and learn about its history and legacy of criminal justice reform. Admission includes a self-guided audio tour that leads visitors through the historic cellblocks, through exhibits about mass incarceration, and to other points of interest like Al Capone’s Cell.

2024 Dates:

January 14
February 11
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 9
July 14
August 11
September 8
October 13
November 10
December 8

Please contact us at (215) 236-3300 or [email protected] with questions.

Each household may receive up to six complimentary tickets on each Free Neighbor Day, including admission for two guests not residing in the 19130 or 19121 zip codes. Children 7 and under are always admitted without charge. No reservations required. This offer is not valid for Summer NightsHalloween Nights or other special events.

Neighbors must provide verification of address and provide a name, address, phone number (optional), and email address (optional). We will only send notices via U.S. mail to neighbors who opt in. Neighbors who provide an email address will receive our monthly newsletter and may opt out of emails at any time.

2017 American Aliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibitions Overall Winner